International meeting planned to seek Syria political solution

Question of the Day

Is it still considered bad form to talk politics during a social gathering?

View results

PARIS (AP) — The French foreign minister says an international conference to reach a political solution in Syria will include the opposition and will take place at the same time as the U.N. considers a detailed plan to eradicate Syria’s chemical weapons program.

Laurent Fabius said Monday the chief opposition movement will be invited to the meeting, which will take place in New York while the U.N. is meeting.


SEE ALSO: Critics say Obama’s Syria deal with Putin only weakens U.S.; president brushes off ‘style points’


The top diplomats from the United States, France and Britain stood side by side Monday to pressure Syrian President Bashar Assad to uphold his end of any deal on securing and destroying Syria’s chemical weapons.

The United Nations Security Council is set in coming days to take up a resolution laying out plans for the agreement brokered by the United States and Russia.

“If Assad fails to comply … we are all agreed, and that includes Russia, that there will be consequences,” Secretary of State John Kerry said.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
TWT Video Picks